My Note: I received the following email from Dr. Anselm Deninger, who is the Product Manager / Director of Terahertz Technologies at TOPTICA Photonics AG. I have linked the paper Dr. Deninger refers to below. Thank you Anselm, I appreciate hearing from the terahertz community, especially from a world leader in THz, such as yourself on behalf of TOPTICA!
Dr. Anselm Deninger
Product Manager / Director THz Technologies
Lochhamer Schlag 19
+49 89 85837-153 (ph)
+49 89 85837-200 (fax)
TOPTICA Photonics AG, Registered Office: 82166 Graefelfing, Germany
Companies' Register: Amtsgericht München, HRB 137368
Executive Directors: Dr. Wilhelm Kaenders, Dr. Thomas Weber
Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Dr. Dieter Schenk
Towards Quality Control in Pharmaceutical Packaging: Screening Folded Boxes for Package Inserts
S. Brinkmann, N. Vieweg, G. Gärtner, P. Plew, A. Deninger,
We applied a recently developed, ultrafast terahertz measurement technique to screen folded cardboard boxes for package inserts. The presence or absence of an enclosed leaflet could be detected unambiguously in samples moving at velocities up to 21 m/s and, depending on the sample, up to an area overlap of 50–60%. The simple, robust measurement setup may pave the way to new applications of terahertz technology for quality control in pharmaceutical packaging.